Joaquín Serrano

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at the University of California, Los Angeles.  

I am an applied economist with research interests at the intersection of Labor and Development Economics. My work studies how technological change affects economic development through the labor market. I am also interested in analyzing the causes and consequences of intergenerational social mobility in Latin America.

In my Job Market Paper I study the labor market effects of industrial robot adoption in industrializing countries. Using the rapid rise of automation in Mexico as a case study, I find that industrial robot adoption does not negatively affect formal employment and average wages in Mexico, diverging from findings observed for rich countries. 

I will be on the job market in the academic year 2023-2024.

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